‘Christian hid the fact that doctors gave him two years to live from family,’ – Richie Longomba

Richie Longomba, brother to the late Christian Longomba has shared on how doctors gave the artiste a maximum of two years to live.

This was after he was discovered to have a brain tumor which according to Lovy Longomba, measured 7 by 6 inches.

That is a huge tumour.

Speaking to Mzazi Willy M Tuva, Richie shared,

TWO WEEKS AGO HE WENT INTO A COMA BECAUSE OF INCREASED SEIZURES.

THE PREVIOUS DOCTOR SAID IT WAS A MIRACLE HE WAS STILL LIVING. ACCORDING TO DOCTORS AFTER THE SURGERY HE WAS ONLY SUPPOSED TO LIVE FOR TWO YEARS.

BUT HE DID NOT TELL US, I WAS VERY SHOCKED TO HEAR THAT. THIS REVELATION REALLY SHOCKED US AS A FAMILY.

Christian was first discovered to have a brain tumour in 2015. This was after he suffered a seizure, leading to his hospitalization on May 18, 2015.

He was diagnosed with falx and parasagittal meningiomas.

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The tumor was close to his sinuses. It took slightly over two weeks for the musician to start the surgical process, and he finally went under the knife on May 29, 2015.

Though the surgery was successful, Christian had to undergo a second operation after doctors found blood clots in his brain.

 According to his family, doctors said at the time, the singer still needed to go through six weeks of radiation to completely rid him of the tumor.

Christian’s family, at the time, appealed for support toward meeting his medical bill, explaining that the specialized treatment came at a hefty cost.

Since then he has been sick on and off before his death on Saturday 13th March 2021. Christian leaves behind his wife of 13 years, Bella, two children – a boy and a girl.

Despite being given a two year ‘expiry notice’ Christian lived for more than 5 years after his first brain surgery.

He was buried on Thursday in a private ceremony attended by close friends and family members.

May he rest in peace.

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